What child doesn’t like tales of dragons, castles, princes, and princesses? Well, what about having a dragon of your own? Royal teddy bear siblings, Prince Dayshawn and Princess Kameela, in the book Pegasus A Dragon’s Tale, found a dragon’s egg and had their own dragon which changed their lives forever.
Pegasus A Dragon’s Tale written by Gina LoBiondo, tells a tale of a baby dragon called Pegasus which grew up to be the protector and friend of the kingdom of the teddy bears. Author LoBiondo weaves an endearing and imaginative tale of cuddly teddy bears and dragons into a cute bedtime fairy tale drama. Lots of kids like to imagine conquering a dragon or one coming to their rescue in their make believe stories, and author LoBiondo has creatively tapped into that sphere.
The plot and language, though simple, is appealing to kids because the story is child-like and familiar. It makes for great bedtime reading and is an easy read. The book also encourages kids to use their imagination since the story ends on the note ‘...lived in peace and happiness forevermore’. This open ending leaves room for the story to continue if one wishes to do so. Therefore, the book lives on in our kids’ imagination since they can continue the tale in their minds, which of course is definitely part of its appeal and charm.
Pegasus A Dragon’s Tale can also be used in a read-aloud pre-school setting, and the teacher can encourage an exercise of “And then what happened?”, thereby engaging kids in interactive story-telling. It’s a great book to expand juvenile imagination and creativity. This book is appropriately written for ages 3 to 6, as its focus is to entertain and engage!